Brendon Collins — Banded Australian Mulga and Ebony Ring
Western Australia-born jeweller, Brendon Collins, creates unique timber jewellery that embodies his passion for geometric composition, the natural richness of timber, and his steadfast commitment to the traditional aspects of his craft and training. Now based in Melbourne Brendon creates a beautiful range of handcrafted production pieces, alongside one-off works from his exquisite range of native and exotic timbers. Medicine wood (bright orange) pink ivory wood (pink), ebony (black) and sandalwood (golden yellow) are just a few of the amazing natural coloured timbers in his collection. These beautiful timbers are combined with silver, gemstones and more unusual materials such as cast concrete, acrylic, clam and ostrich shell to create truly unique works.
This sophisticated handmade wooden ring is made from one of Australia’s most robust desert timbers, mulga. Brendon combines this incredible native timber with thin strips of ebony to create a beautiful contrasting pattern. By altering the grain direction of the timbers he further enhances the strength of the turned ring.
Materials: Australian mulga, ebony